IGP Orders Removal Of Roadblocks Nationwide For Christmas And New Year Celebrations
While Christmas is approaching, I think security should be much emphasize on by the Nigeria Government. Removing road side securities will only empower criminals, herdsmen and hoodlums to carry out their evil act peacefully. So, this coming from the IGP is not in anyway sensible to the safety of citizens in Nigeria, being the fact the nation Nigeria has suffered thousands of death case from the beginning of this year to current date due to incapability of securities agencies to protect lives and properties.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the immediate dismantling of roadblocks across the country.Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a press briefing.
He directed assistant inspector general (AIG) and commissioners of police to ensure compliance, including roadblocks established by revenue agencies, which are prohibited by law. The IGP said the move became necessary not to obstruct any road or highway, under the guise of collecting revenue, throughout the period of Christmas and New Year celebrations.
He enjoined commissioners of police and their supervisory assistant inspectors general of police to be on ground to ensure adequate safety of lives and property of all Nigerians, during and after the period.
“The IGP has re-emphasised same directives to all Commanders of Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). Also included are police special forces and specialised units, including Special Tactical Squad, Special Protection Unit, Border Patrol and Explosive Ordinance Department, among others.
He however said, they have been mandated to be strict in ensuring security and safety of travellers and other road users on all the highways and major roads throughout the country.
Meanwhile, the Sokoto State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that it has lost confidence in the Nigerian Police Force. The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Abdullahi Yusuf Hausawa, stated this yesterday a press conference.
He said: “From all indications, they have become partisan, segregated and partial, by dancing to the tune of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), whose cards they play at will.”
Hausawa alleged harassment, intimidation, molestation, unlawful arrest and unwarranted detention of its esteemed members without arraignment in court for over one week.